Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Shat does O Canada

Do you know how I know we're living in the future?

My 69-year-old Mom, who has an iPhone and texts, Skypes and Facetimes me regularly as she travels the world, shared this cool NFB video with me via Facebook message:

(If you can't see it, click here)

Here's the official explanation:

When William Shatner gets a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada's Governor General, he shows appreciation as only Shatner can. In this short film, the most famous space cadet in showbiz takes helm of our heritage and treats us to a memorable rendition of Canada's national anthem.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

I would also like to mention that my Mom has gone from small town '50s good girl and '60s housewife to feminist handywoman, straight gay rights activist, and most recently as the United Church of Canada's equivalent to an elected Bishop.

Thanks, Mom. William Shatner is awesome. But you, you are even awesomer.

1 comment:

  1. Just watched it on my phone. I hope the world's favourite Quebecker never changes.